Federal Register Notice: "Request for Information: Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity Related to Regional, Sectoral, and Cross-Cutting Assessments for the 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report and the Ongoing NCA Process" pdf | html
This notice is an amendment to the request for information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41217). This RFI sought comments and expressions of interest (EOI) from the public in providing technical inputs and/or offering assessment capacity on topics related to National Climate Assessment (NCA) regional, sectoral, and cross-cutting topics proposed for the 2013 NCA report and the ongoing NCA process. More information on the NCA process, including the strategic plan, proposed report outline, and information about the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC), can be found at http:// assessment.globalchange.gov. This amendment provides a deadline of October 1, 2011 for EOIs describing anticipated inputs for the 2012 NCA report.
The deadline for EOIs describing anticipated inputs for the 2013 NCA report is October 1, 2011. As described in the RFI, the deadline for subsequent inputs for the 2013 NCA report remains March 1, 2012.
Any questions about the content of this request should be sent to Emily Therese Cloyd, NCA Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, U.S. Global Change Research Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone (202) 223-6262, Fax (202) 223-3065, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the NCA process, including the strategic plan, proposed report outline, and information about the NCADAC, please visit http://assessment.globalchange.gov.
Please visit the NOAA NCADAC website for more detailed meeting logistics information and directions.
Note: The meeting may have limited seating capacity; seats are available on a first come-first served basis. Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting should contact: Dr. Cynthia Decker, the NCADAC Designated Federal Official (DFO), SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Phone: (301) 734-1156, Fax: (301) 713-1459. E-mail: Cynthia.email@example.com.
Federal Register Notice: "Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity On Topics Related to 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment" pdf | html
NOAA has issued a request for information, inviting the public to provide comments and expressions of interest in offering technical inputs or assessment capacity on topics related to the National Climate Assessment. While federal leadership will continue to play a significant role in the 2013 NCA, the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recognizes and calls upon the increasing science capability and expertise across the United States to support its work. The diverse viewpoints of private industry, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, and impacted communities will ultimately contribute to a better informed and more useful NCA report. Expressions of interest are due by October 1, 2011, and final inputs are due by March 1, 2012. Please see the Federal Register Notice for a detailed timeline and more information [pdf | html]. Additional supplementary material includes "Potential Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacities and Suggested Best Practices" [pdf].
9/1 UPDATE: A Frequently Asked Questions document for the Requests for Information and Expressions of Interest is now available [pdf].
Dr. Ann M. Bartuska has been named as the new Vice Chair for Adaptation
Science at USGCRP. Dr. Bartuska is
currently that Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at
USDA, and has previously served as the Acting Under Secretary for Natural
Resources and Environment, USDA as well as the Deputy Chief for Research and
Development, U.S. Forest Service. She
came to government from The Nature Conservancy, where she was Executive
Director of the Invasive Species Initiative from 2001-2003.
Dr. Bartuska is
an ecosystem ecologist with degrees from Wilkes College (B.S.), Ohio University
(M.S.) and West Virginia University (Ph.D.). Her past research has focused on ecosystem processes in
landscapes disturbed by coal mining. She was elected President of the
Ecological Society of America (2003); has served on the Board of the Council of
Science Society Presidents and on the Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke
University, Board of Visitors. Dr. Bartuska is also a member of the
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Society of
American Foresters. She has
recently been appointed to the LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) Advisory
Board and as Co-chair of the National Academy of Scienceâ€™s Sustainability